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Finally Friday

There’s been a lot going on this past week, and not a lot of time to create. Y’all know I’m a Texas girl, through and through, right? This weekend, there’s a big shindig up in Arlington, and I can’t wait for the break. I hop on a plane early this afternoon and will meet up with friends to do a little shopping before enjoying dinner with more friends! FUN! Well, I needed to work on getting a card or project together for Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge, and needed to get a gift certificate together. . . so I killed two birds with one stone. Here’s part of my door prize contribution for this weekend’s gathering (and I really, really need to move my OTT lamps from the poker room to my office, or not wait ’til the last minute to get pictures!):

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here’s the fun part, the card opened:

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I used an Urban Lily secret keeper card for the card base. It’s pre-decorated and has a different pattern on both sides. I liked the multicolored polka dots on the reverse, but the black swirly design didn’t work with what I wanted, so I just adhered the Prima patterned paper to it, leaving a bit of the black border peeking out. The layered piece on front is just that – it only is on the front and does not wrap around. The “you” is stamped with my favorite alphabet from a muse and adhered to the vertical strip only.

After I had everything adhered, I added the jumbo felt rickrack and black satin ribbon with polka dots from my stash. It needed *something*, so I relied on my trusty Kaiser rhinestones (I’ve been a huge fan of these since I got them in a kit last year. . . they’re so fun and so easy to use and now at eclectic Paperie!) to add that *something*. I hand wrote the value of the gift certificate inside and added redemption information on the reverse. I hope the recipient likes it!

I haven’t seen the secret keeper cards around in stores since I bought these, so if you like the look of this card, check out this thread – Amy made a template!

Whew. That was a lot of blahblah! Thanks for stickin’ around and reading, and make sure to check in on Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, and Sharon. I think I’ll just wait to see Sharon’s tonight, in person! 😉

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17 Comments

  1. Posted May 2, 2008 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Oh how fun, Jenn! The card is adorable, and the pull out feature is SO COOL! WOW! Have a great time!

  2. Posted May 2, 2008 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I love the paper, ribbon and bling. Gorgeous gift card!
    Have a fabulous time in Arlington! Hugs and smiles

  3. Posted May 2, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Love this sliding card, Jenn — how unique (just like you)! Love the bright colors . . . anyone would LOVE this door prize (and I hope it’s me)! 😉

    So if you’re going to see today’s card in person, does this mean I have to clean up my studio?!!

  4. Posted May 2, 2008 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Jenn….WOW!!!!! I love your card!!! The papers are gorgeous…and of course the bling is the BOMB…but that pull out feature is amazing! Thanks for providing the link…I’m off to check it out now!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Posted May 2, 2008 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    OMW Jenn….I have to check out the link so I can try this out. Your card is absolutely amazing, and I always am in awe over your color combo choices. Great job.
    Have a safe trip:)

  6. Posted May 2, 2008 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    HOLY BALCER BALLS JENN! This is AMAZING!! You always blow me off my chair girl! DANG!

  7. Posted May 2, 2008 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Fabulous Jenn! Love your bright colours and that green ric rac is awesome! Thanks for the link…I definitely want to try this!

  8. Posted May 2, 2008 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    This is awesome…I love the colours and the suprize opening is clever. Joan

  9. Posted May 2, 2008 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    This is so pretty and so clever! Man, I LOVE those colors, and that green ric-rac is too cute! Too bad this isn’t for me (even w/o a gift card included, I wouldn’t mind) -lol.

  10. Posted May 3, 2008 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh…this is sooo cool!! I love the pretty papers, fibers, and…well everything!! 😉

  11. Posted May 3, 2008 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    Wow that is so cool, and so cute!! I was already majorly bummed that I couldn’t swing the event in Arlington this year (too difficult with the baby right now) and then I tortured myself by looking at the SCS thread to see who’s going and realized *YOU* would be there!!! A chance to meet my idol!! Waaaah! So sad. LOL
    Well, hopefully next year… 🙂

  12. Posted May 3, 2008 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    Oops, how rude, I forgot to add – I hope YOU have a wonderful time in Arlington! 🙂

  13. Posted May 3, 2008 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    love that card!!

  14. Debra Daam
    Posted May 3, 2008 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Very cute and I love the bling!!!! Have a superb weekend!!!

  15. Bonnie aka raduse
    Posted May 3, 2008 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Awesome Jenn. Have fun in Arlington. Hopefully next year you’ll hop the plane for the little shindig in California. 😉

  16. Posted May 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Adorable! Adorable…hoping you’re having a blast…

  17. Posted May 8, 2008 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Wow! This is a true, colorful Jenn card–fabulous! I think I need to try that tutorial. . .

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